Photos From 'Riverdale's Flashback Episode Are Here & The Cast is Almost Unrecognizable

Just when we thought things couldn’t get any more incredible after Riverdale gifted us with the “Carrie” episode, it looks like things are going to get a lot more interesting. The photos from the much-anticipated Riverdale flashback episode are here, and stars Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse, Camila Mendes and KJ Apa will be playing their parents in high school. The 90s are alive and well in these newly released episode photos, and the cast is almost unrecognizable — I’m obsessed to say the least.

According to Hello Giggles, the flashback episode will take place in the early 90s, when the current leaders, crime overlords and hot dads of Riverdale were teens. The episode will apparently intersect with the latest murders that are affecting Riverdale in present-day.

But the photos are blowing our minds. Scroll through the pics below to check them out. 

KJ Apa, who plays the iconic redhead Archie Andrews, shed his red locks for Fred Andrews’ dark brown hue, totally channeling Beverly Hills, 90210-era Luke Perry.

Cole Sprouse, aka Jughead Jones, plays his on-screen father’s teenage self, and sports a letterman jacket.

But perhaps the most striking part of the recently released photos? Getting to see teenage Alice Cooper (played by Lili Reinhart) in her teenage Southside Serpent days. Betty Cooper’s signature, sleek blonde ponytail is nowhere in sight, and Reinhart is channeling some major attitude with her Serpent jacket, long curls and smokey makeup.

“Young Alice is so different from the Alice that you see today,” Reinhart told Entertainment Weekly. “She's not just this uptight, precocious, looks-down-upon-everyone teen — like she was a Serpent. So that gives her young personality a lot.”

According to PopSugar, the flashback episode will focus on the Gargoyle King mystery, and will also include an appearance from Mark Consuelos’ real-life son, Michael, as a young Hiram Lodge.

The episode, which is called “The Midnight Club,” pays tribute to The Breakfast Club, and Anthony Michael Hall — who played Brian Johnson in the 1985 classic — will guest star as Principal Featherhead.

Riverdale’s flashback episode won’t air until November 7th, but we’ll just be obsessing over these photos in the meantime.